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3Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
f7b63901 6Exim version 4.50
9 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
139059f6 11 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 12 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
495ae4b0 13
14 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
15 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
16 place.
18 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
19 filter fails to execute.
21 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
22 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
23 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
24 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
25 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
27 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
29 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
30 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
31 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
32 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
35edf2ff 33
34 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
35 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
36 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
37 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
38 control that does not make sense is encountered.
40 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
4210. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
4411. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
45 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
46 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
47 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
4912. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
50 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
51 sender verification.
5313. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
54 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
5614. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
5815. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
59 connection timeout.
6116. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
62 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
6417. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
65 the spool by the -Mrm option.
6718. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
68 information about exactly what failed.
7019. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
7220. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
73 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
74 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
7621. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
77 It is now set to "smtps".
7922. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
80 ignore_target_hosts.
8223. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
83 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
84 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
85 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
86 "[x.x.x.x]".
8824. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
89 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
90 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
9225. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
93 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
94 wake it up if nothing else does.
9626. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
97 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
98 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
99 end up negative.
10127. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
102 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
10428. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
10629. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
107 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
108 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
109 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
110 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
111 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
112 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
113 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
11530. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
116 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
117 than one IP address.
11931. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
120 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
121 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
122 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
12432. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
125 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
126 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
127 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
128 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
129 1024 to 2048 bytes.
13133. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
132 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
133 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
134 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
13634. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
137 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
138 respected.
14035. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
141 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
142 $sender_host_address.
14436. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
145 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
146 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
147 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
148 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
149 very small.
15137. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
153 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
154 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
156 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
157 just the host names, not the priorities.
159 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
160 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
161 controlled by a keyword.
7bb56e1f 162
ea3bc19b 163 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 164 multiple records are returned.
33397d19 165
16638. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
167 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
168 domain.
17039. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
17240. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
173 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
17541. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
176 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
177 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
17942. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
18143. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
18344. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
18545. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
186 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
187 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
188 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
189 because the tests only now provoked it.
19146. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
192 (this can affect the format of dates).
19447. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
195 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
196 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
197 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
19948. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
20149. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
202 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
203 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
204 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
20650. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
207 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
208 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
21051. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
211 autoreply.
21352. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
214 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
215 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
216 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
217 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
218 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
219 is going on).
22153. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
222 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
223 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
224 the line.
227Exim version 4.43
230 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
231 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
232 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
233 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
234 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
235 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
236 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
238 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
239 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
240 the delivery.
242 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
244 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
246 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
247 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
248 to local_scan().
250 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
251 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
252 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
253 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
254 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
256 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
257 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
259 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
261 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
26310. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
264 header_sender only.
26611. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
267 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
26912. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
270 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
271 affecting debugging statements).
27313. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
27514. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
276 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
277 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
278 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
279 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
280 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
281 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
282 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
283 after the received time, and all would be well.
28515. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
286 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
287 condition in an expansion string.
28916. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
29117. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
292 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
293 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
294 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
295 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
296 job under whatever limits there are.
29818. Imported PCRE 5.0.
30019. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
301 space).
30320. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
304 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
305 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
306 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
307 return path is set.
30921. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
310 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
311 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
312 binary data in such strings.
31422. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
31623. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
317 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
318 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
319 failure, which is pointless.
32124. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
32325. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
32526. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
326 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
327 Sender: header lines.
32927. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
330 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
331 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
33328. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
334 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
335 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
336 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
337 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
338 happens.
34029. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
341 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
342 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
343 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
344 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
34630. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
347 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
348 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
349 1024.
35131. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
352 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
35432. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
355 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
35733. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
35932. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
36133. Added an ACL for QUIT.
36334. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
364 syntax error.
36635. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
36836. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
37037. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
371 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
372 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
373 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
37538. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
376 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
379Exim version 4.42
382 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
383 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
384 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
385 it was not quoted.
386 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
387 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
388 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
389 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
390 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
391 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
393 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
394 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
395 verification failure".
397 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
398 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
399 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
400 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
402 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
403 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
404 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
405 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
406 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
407 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
408 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
409 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
410 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
411 treated as a timeout.
413 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
414 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
415 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
416 not set for Exim filters).
418 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
419 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
420 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
422 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
424 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
425 try to make them clearer.
427 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
428 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
430 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
432 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
43410. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
435 only the Cygwin environment.
43711. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
438 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
439 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
440 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
441 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
44312. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
444 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
445 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
446 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
447 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
448 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
449 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
45113. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
452 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
45414. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
456 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
457 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
458 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
460 To: susanne@some.where
462 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
463 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
464 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
465 of addresses in From: header lines).
467 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
468 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
469 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
471 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
472 treated as non-personal.
474 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
475 because it now seems ill-conceived.
47715. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
47916. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
48117. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
482 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
483 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
48518. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
486 ACL and the local_scan() function.
48819. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
489 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
490 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
491 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
492 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
493 (I found it when inspecting the code).
49520. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
496 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
497 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
498 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
499 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
500 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
501 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
502 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
504 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
50621. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
507 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
50922. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
510 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
511 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
51323. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
514 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
51624. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
517 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
518 rather than long int.
52025. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
52226. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
525Exim version 4.41
528 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
529 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
530 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
531 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
532 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
533 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
536Exim version 4.40
539 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
540 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
542 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
543 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
544 socklen_t is defined.
546 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
547 always exist.
549 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
550 configured.
552 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
553 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
554 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
555 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
556 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
558 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
559 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
560 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
561 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
563 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
564 of flapping under certain conditions.
566 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
567 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
568 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
570 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
57210. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
57411. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
575 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
576 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
577 the duration of the SMTP connection.
57912. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
580 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
581 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
582 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
583 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
584 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
585 preserved with the message after it was received.
58713. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
588 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
589 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
590 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
591 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
592 test suite worked just fine.
59414. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
595 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
596 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
59815. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
599 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
600 string.
60216. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
603 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
604 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
605 does not fully solve it.
60717. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
608 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
609 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
610 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
611 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
61318. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
614 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
615 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
61719. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
618 string, for example:
620 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
622 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
623 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
624 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
625 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
626 the routers could not see them.
62820. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
629 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
63121. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
632 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
633 output).
63522. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
636 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
637 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
638 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
639 that needed quoting.
64123. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
642 was not being matched caselessly.
64424. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
645 backslashes.
64725. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
648 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
649 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
650 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
651 when use_sender is false.
65326. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
65527. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
65728. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
65929. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
660 the configuration file.
66230. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
663 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
66531. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
66732. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
668 bytes in the message body.
67033. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
671 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
672 delivery.
67434. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
67635. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
67836. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
679 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
680 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
681 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
682 another IP address.
685Exim version 4.34
688 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
689 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
691 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
692 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
693 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
694 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
695 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
697 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
698 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
700 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
701 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
702 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
704 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
705 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
706 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
708 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
709 for routers.
711 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
712 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
713 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
714 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
715 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
716 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
717 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
720Exim version 4.33
723 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
724 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
725 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
726 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
727 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
728 default (and expected) setting.
730 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
731 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
732 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
733 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
735 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
736 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
738 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
739 in domain lists.
741 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
742 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
743 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
744 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
745 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
746 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
748 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
749 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
750 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
752 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
753 part (NOT match_host).
755 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
757 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
758 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
759 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
760 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
761 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
762 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
763 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
764 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
765 the same named file.
76710. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
768 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
769 when Exim is built.
77111. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
772 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
773 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
774 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
775 a host name.
77712. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
778 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
779 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
78113. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
78314. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
78515. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
78716. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
788 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
79017. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
791 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
792 before starting the TLS session.
79418. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
79619. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
797 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
79920. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
800 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
801 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
802 colon in the middle).
805Exim version 4.32
808 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
809 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
810 multiple configurations are in use.
812 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
813 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
814 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
815 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
816 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
817 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
819 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
820 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
822 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
823 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
824 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
826 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
827 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
828 occurs.
830 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
831 that used bh_ and bheader_.
833 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
835 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
836 allowing one more file than it should have been.
838 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
840 -prval:sval
842 is equivalent to
844 -oMr rval -oMs sval
846 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
847 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
848 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
849 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
850 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
85210. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
853 Exim's behaviour:
855 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
856 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
857 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
858 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
859 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
860 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
862 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
863 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
864 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
865 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
866 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
867 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
868 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
869 string.
871 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
872 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
873 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
874 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
875 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
87711. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
87912. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
880 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
881 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
88313. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
88514. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
886 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
887 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
888 information.
89015. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
891 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
89316. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
894 Three changes have been made:
896 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
897 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
898 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
899 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
900 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
902 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
903 been restored.
905 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
906 the modified behaviour.
909Exim version 4.31
912 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
913 Larry Rosenman.
915 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
916 indeed breaks things for older releases.
918 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
919 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
920 try to track down a specific problem.
922 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
923 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
924 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
926 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
927 warning.
929 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
930 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
931 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
932 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
933 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
934 some earlier ones do not.
936 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
938 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
939 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
940 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
941 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
942 address literals are enabled, of course).
944 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
94610. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
947 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
948 by a command such as
950 exim -f "" ...
952 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
95411. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
95612. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
957 remained set. It is now erased.
95913. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
960 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
96214. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
963 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
964 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
965 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
966 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
967 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
968 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
969 appropriate error code.
97115. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
972 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
973 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
974 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
975 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
976 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
97816. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
979 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
980 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
98217. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
983 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
984 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
985 terminate the header.
98718. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
988 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
989 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
99119. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
992 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
993 (4.30/29). In particular:
995 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
996 imposed.
998 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
999 to write a maildirsize file.
1001 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
1002 the transport, the new value overrides.
1004 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
1005 count.
100720. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
1008 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
1009 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
1010 space or a tab.
101221. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
1013 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
1014 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
1015 the fallback hosts.
101722. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
1018 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
1019 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
102123. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
1022 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
1023 using a union.
102524. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
1026 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
1027 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
102925. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
103126. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
103327. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
103528. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
1036 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
1037 become corrupted.
103929. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
1040 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
1041 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
1042 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
1043 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
1044 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
1045 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
1046 too great.
104830. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
1049 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
1050 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
1051 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
1052 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
1053 incorrectly.
105531. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
1056 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
1057 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
1058 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
1059 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
1060 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
1061 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
1062 cached value only when the same options are set.
106432. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
106633. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
1067 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
1068 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
1069 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
1070 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
107234: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
1073 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
1074 it is clearly obsolete.
107635. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
1077 transport.
107936. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
1080 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
1081 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
1082 times.
108437. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
1085 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
1086 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
1087 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
1088 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
109038. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
1091 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
1092 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
1093 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
109539. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
1099 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
1100 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
1101 2^31.
110340. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
1104 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
1105 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
1106 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
1107 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
1108 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
1109 $localpart_data.
111141. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
1112 with the -f command-line option.
111442. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
1115 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
1116 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
1117 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
1118 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
1119 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
112143. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
1122 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
1123 line.
112544. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
1126 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
1127 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
1128 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
1129 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
1130 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
1131 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
1132 buffer is too small.
113445. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
1135 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
113746. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
1138 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
1139 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
1140 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
1141 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
1142 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
1143 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
1144 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
1145 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
114747. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
1148 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
1149 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
115148. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
1152 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
1153 ACL").
115549. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
1156 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
1157 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
1158 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
1159 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
116150. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
1162 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
1163 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
1164 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
1165 is set.
116751. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
116952. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
117153. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
1172 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
117454. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
1175 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
1176 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
117855. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
1179 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
1180 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
1181 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
1182 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
118456. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
1185 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
1186 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
1187 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
1188 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
1189 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
1190 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
119257. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
1193 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
1194 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
1195 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
1196 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
1197 the test of how many are available.
119958. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
1200 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
1201 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
1202 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
1203 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
1204 new message is started.
120659. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
1207 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
120960. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
1210 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
121261. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
1213 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
1214 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
1215 is no long logged.
121762. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
1218 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
1219 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
1220 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
1221 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
1222 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
1223 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
122563. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
1226 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
1227 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
1228 interpreted as octal.
123064. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
1231 setting.
123365. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
1234 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
1235 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
1236 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
1237 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
1238 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
124066. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
1241 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
1242 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
1243 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
1245 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
1246 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
1247 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
1248 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
1250 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
1251 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
1252 is a bug fix.
1254 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
1255 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
125767. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
125968. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
1260 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
1261 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
1262 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
126469. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
1265 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
1266 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
1267 supplied", which is not helpful.
126970. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
1270 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
1271 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
127371. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
1274 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
1275 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
1276 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
1277 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
1278 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
1279 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
1280 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
128272. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
1283 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
1284 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
1285 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
1286 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
128873. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
1289 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
1290 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
1291 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
1292 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
1293 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
129574. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
1296 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
1297 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
129975. Added write_rejectlog option.
130176. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
1302 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
1303 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
1304 variables.
130677. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
130878. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
1309 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
1310 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
1311 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
1312 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
1313 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
1314 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
1315 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
131779. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
1318 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
1319 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
1320 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
1321 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
132380. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
1324 Haardt.
132681. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
1327 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
1328 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
1329 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
1330 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
1331 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
1332 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
1333 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
1334 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.
1337Exim version 4.30
1340 1. The 3rd arguments to getsockname(), getpeername(), and accept() in exim.c
1341 and daemon.c were passed as pointers to ints; they should have been
1342 pointers to socklen_t variables (which are typically unsigned ints).
1344 2. Some signed/unsigned type warnings in the os.c file for Linux have been
1345 fixed.
1347 3. Fixed a really odd bug that affected only the testing scheme; patching a
1348 certain fixed string in the binary changed the value of another string that
1349 happened to be identical to the end of the original first string.
1351 4. When gethostbyname() (or equivalent) is passed an IP address as a "host
1352 name", it returns that address as the IP address. On some operating
1353 systems (e.g. Solaris), it also passes back the IP address string as the
1354 "host name". However, on others (e.g. Linux), it passes back an empty
1355 string. Exim wasn't checking for this, and was changing the host name to an
1356 empty string, assuming it had been canonicized.
1358 5. Although rare, it is permitted to have more than one PTR record for a given
1359 IP address. I thought that gethostbyaddr() or getipnodebyaddr() always gave
1360 all the names associated with an address, because they do in Solaris.
1361 However, it seems that they do not in Linux for data that comes from the
1362 DNS. If an address in /etc/hosts has multiple names, they _are_ all given.
1363 I found this out when I moved to a new Linux workstation and tried to run
1364 the Exim test suite.
1366 To get round this problem I have changed the code so that it now does its
1367 own call to the DNS to look up PTR records when searching for a host name.
1368 If nothing can be found in the DNS, it tries gethostbyaddr(), so that
1369 addresses that are only in /etc/hosts are still found.
1371 This behaviour is, however, controlled by an option called host_lookup_
1372 order, which defaults to "bydns:byaddr". If people want to use the other
1373 order, or indeed, just use one or the other means of lookup, they can
1374 specify it in this variable.
1376 6. If a PTR record yields an empty name, Exim treats it as non-existent. In
1377 some operating systems, this comes back from gethostbyaddr() as an empty
1378 string, and this is what Exim used to test for. However, it seems that in
1379 other systems, "." is yielded. Exim now tests for this case too.
1381 7. The values of check_spool_space and check_log_space are now held internally
1382 as a number of kilobytes instead of an absolute number of bytes. If a
1383 numbers is specified without 'K' or 'M', it is rounded up to the nearest
1384 kilobyte. This means that much larger values can be stored.
1386 8. Exim monitor: an attempt to get the action menu when not actually pointing
1387 at a message produces an empty menu entitled "No message selected". This
1388 works on Solaris (OpenWindows). However, XFree86 does not like a menu with
1389 no entries in it ("Shell widget menu has zero width and/or height"). So I
1390 have added a single, blank menu entry in this case.
1392 9. Added ${quote_local_part.
139410. MIME decoding is now applied to the contents of Subject: header lines when
1395 they are logged.
139711. Now that a reference to $sender_host_address automatically causes a reverse
1398 lookup to occur if necessary (4.13/18), there is no need to arrange for a
1399 host lookup before query-style lookups in lists that might use this
1400 variable. This has therefore been abolished, and the "net-" prefix is no
1401 longer necessary for query-style lookups.
140312. The Makefile for SCO_SV contained a setting of LDFLAGS. This appears to
1404 have been a typo for LFLAGS, so it has been changed.
140613. The install script calls Exim with "-C /dev/null" in order to find the
1407 version number. If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set, this caused an error message
1408 to be output. Howeve, since Exim outputs its version number before the
1409 error, it didn't break the script. It just looked ugly. I fixed this by
1410 always allowing "-C /dev/null" if the caller is root.
141214. Ignore overlarge ACL variable number when reading spool file - insurance
1413 against a later release with more variables having written the file.
141515. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by EHLO.
1416 Example: [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
1417 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front.
141916. Added CHOWN_COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown and LIBS=-lresolv to the
1420 OS/Makefile-Darwin file.
142217. Fixed typo in lookups/ldap.c: D_LOOKUP should be D_lookup. This applied
1423 only to LDAP libraries that do not have LDAP_OPT_DEREF.
142518. After change 4.21/52, "%ld" was used to format the contents of the $inode
1426 variable. However, some OS use ints for inodes. I've added cast to long int
1427 to get rid of the compiler warning.
142919. I had forgotten to lock out "/../" in configuration file names when
1430 ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set.
143220. Routers used for verification do not need to specify transports. However,
1433 if such a router generated a host list, and callout was configured, Exim
1434 crashed, because it could not find a port number from the (non-existent)
1435 transport. It now assumes port 25 in this circumstance.
143721. Added the -t option to exigrep.
143922. If LOOKUP_LSEARCH is defined, all three linear search methods (lsearch,
1440 wildlsearch, nwildlsearch) are compiled. LOOKUP_WILDLSEARCH and LOOKUP_
1441 NWILDLSEARCH are now obsolete, but retained for compatibility. If either of
1442 them is set, LOOKUP_LSEARCH is forced.
144423. "exim -bV" now outputs a list of lookups that are included in the binary.
144624. Added sender and host information to the "rejected by local_scan()" log
1447 line; previously there was no indication of these.
144925. Added .include_if_exists.
145126. Change 3.952/11 added an explicit directory sync on top of a file sync for
1452 Linux. It turns out that not all file systems support this. Apparently some
1453 versions of NFS do not. (It's rare to put Exim's spool on NFS, but people
1454 do it.) To cope with this, the error EINVAL, which means that sync-ing is
1455 not supported on the file descriptor, is now ignored when Exim is trying to
1456 sync a directory. This applies only to Linux.
145827. Added -DBIND_8_COMPAT to the CLFAGS setting for Darwin.
146028. In Darwin (MacOS X), the PAM headers are in /usr/include/pam and not in
1461 /usr/include/security. There's now a flag in OS/os.h-Darwin to cope with
1462 this.
146429. Added support for maildirsize files from supplied patch (modified a bit).
146630. The use of :fail: followed by an empty string could lead Exim to respond to
1467 sender verification failures with (e.g.):
1469 550 Verification failed for <xxx>
1470 550 Sender verify failed
1472 where the first response line was missing the '-' that indicates it is not
1473 the final line of the response.
147531. The loop for finding the name of the user that called Exim had a hardwired
1476 limit of 10; it now uses the value of finduser_retries, which is used for
1477 all other user lookups.
147932. Added $received_count variable, available in data and not_smtp ACLs, and at
1480 delivery time.
148233. Exim was neglecting to zero errno before one call of strtol() when
1483 expanding a string and expecting an integer value. On some systems this
1484 resulted in spurious "integer overflow" errors. Also, it was casting the
1485 result into an int without checking.
148734. Testing for a connection timeout using "timeout_connect" in the retry rules
1488 did not work. The code looks as if it has *never* worked, though it appears
1489 to have been documented since at least releast 1.62. I have made it work.
149135. The "timeout_DNS" error in retry rules, also documented since at least
1492 1.62, also never worked. As it isn't clear exactly what this means, and
1493 clearly it isn't a major issue, I have abolished the feature by treating it
1494 as "timeout", and writing a warning to the main and panic logs.
149636. The display of retry rules for -brt wasn't always showing the error code
1497 correctly.
149937. Added new error conditions to retry rules: timeout_A, timeout_MX,
1500 timeout_connect_A, timeout_connect_MX.
150238. Rewriting the envelope sender at SMTP time did not allow it to be rewritten
1503 to the empty sender.
150539. The daemon was not analysing the content of -oX till after it had closed
1506 stderr and disconnected from the controlling terminal. This meant that any
1507 syntax errors were only noted on the panic log, and the return code from
1508 the command was 0. By re-arranging the code a little, I've made the
1509 decoding happen first, so such errors now appear on stderr, and the return
1510 code is 1. However, the actual setting up of the sockets still happens in
1511 the disconnected process, so errors there are still only recorded on the
1512 panic log.
151440. A daemon listener on a wildcard IPv6 socket that also accepts IPv4
1515 connections (as happens on some IP stacks) was logged at start up time as
1516 just listening for IPv6. It now logs "IPv6 with IPv4". This differentiates
1517 it from "IPv6 and IPv4", which means that two separate sockets are being
1518 used.
152041. The debug output for gethostbyname2() or getipnodebyname() failures now
1521 says whether AF_INET or AF_INET6 was passed as an argument.
152342. Exiwhat output was messed up when time zones were included in log
1524 timestamps.
152643. Exiwhat now gives more information about the daemon's listening ports,
1527 and whether -tls-on-connect was used.
152944. The "port" option of the smtp transport is now expanded.
153145. A "message" modifier in a "warn" statement in a non-message ACL was being
1532 silently ignored. Now an error message is written to the main and panic
1533 logs.
153546. There's a new ACL modifier called "logwrite" which writes to a log file
1536 as soon as it is encountered.
153847. Added $local_user_uid and $local_user_gid at routing time.
154048. Exim crashed when trying to verify a sender address that was being
1541 rewritten to "<>".
154349. Exim was recognizing only a space character after ".include". It now also
1544 recognizes a tab character.
154650. Fixed several bugs in the Perl script that creates the exim.8 man page by
1547 extracting the relevant information from the specification. The man page no
1548 longer contains scrambled data for the -d option, and I've added a section
1549 at the front about calling Exim under different names.
155151. Added "extra_headers" argument to the "mail" command in filter files.
155352. Redirecting mail to an unqualified address in a Sieve filter caused Exim to
1554 crash.
155653. Installed eximstats 1.29.
155854. Added transport_filter_timeout as a generic transport option.
156055. Exim no longer adds an empty Bcc: header to messages that have no To: or
1561 Cc: header lines. This was required by RFC 822, but it not required by RFC
1562 2822.
156456. Exim used to add From:, Date:, and Message-Id: header lines to any
1565 incoming messages that did not have them. Now it does so only if the
1566 message originates locally, that is, if there is no associated remote host
1567 address. When Resent- header lines are present, this applies to the Resent-
1568 lines rather than the non-Resent- lines.
157057. Drop incoming SMTP connection after too many syntax or protocol errors. The
1571 limit is controlled by smtp_max_synprot_errors, defaulting to 3.
157358. Messages for configuration errors now include the name of the main
1574 configuration file - useful now that there may be more than one file in a
1575 list (.included file names were always shown).
157759. Change 4.21/82 (run initgroups() when starting the daemon) causes problems
1578 for those rare installations that do not start the daemon as root or run it
1579 setuid root. I've cut out the call to initgroups() if the daemon is not
1580 root at that time.
158260. The Exim user and group can now be bound into the binary as text strings
1583 that are looked up at the start of Exim's processing.
158561. Applied a small patch for the Interbase code, supplied by Ard Biesheuvel.
158762. Added $mailstore_basename variable.
158963. Installed patch to sieve.c from Michael Haardt.
159164. When Exim failed to open the panic log after failing to open the main log,
1592 the original message it was trying to log was written to stderr and debug
1593 output, but if they were not available (the usual case in production), it
1594 was lost. Now it is written to syslog before the two lines that record the
1595 failures to open the logs.
159765. Users' Exim filters run in subprocesses under the user's uid. It is
1598 possible for a "deliver" command or an alias in a "personal" command to
1599 provoke an address rewrite. If logging of address rewriting is configured,
1600 this fails because the process is not running as root or exim. There may be
1601 a better way of dealing with this, but for the moment (because 4.30 needs
1602 to be released), I have disabled address rewrite logging when running a
1603 filter in a non-root, non-exim process.
1606Exim version 4.24
1609 1. The buildconfig auxiliary program wasn't quoting the value set for
1610 HEADERS_CHARSET. This caused a compilation error complaining that 'ISO' was
1611 not defined. This bug was masked in 4.22 by the effect that was fixed in
1612 change 4.23/1.
1614 2. Some messages that were rejected after a message id was allocated were
1615 shown as "incomplete" by exigrep. It no longer does this for messages that
1616 are rejected by local_scan() or the DATA or non-SMTP ACLs.
1618 3. If a Message-ID: header used a domain literal in the ID, and Exim did not
1619 have allow_domain_literals set, the ID did not get logged in the <= line.
1620 Domain literals are now always recognized in Message-ID: header lines.
1622 4. The first argument for a ${extract expansion item is the key name or field
1623 number. Leading and trailing spaces in this item were not being ignored,
1624 causing some misleading effects.
1626 5. When deliver_drop_privilege was set, single queue runner processes started
1627 manually (i.e. by the command "exim -q") or by the daemon (which uses the
1628 same command in the process it spins off) were not dropping privilege.
1630 6. When the daemon running as "exim" started a queue runner, it always
1631 re-executed Exim in the spun-off process. This is a waste of effort when
1632 deliver_drop_privilege is set. The new process now just calls the
1633 queue-runner function directly.
1636Exim version 4.23
1639 1. Typo in the src/EDITME file: it referred to HEADERS_DECODE_TO instead of
1642 2. Change 4.21/73 introduced a bug. The pid file path set by -oP was being
1643 ignored. Though the use of -oP was forcing the writing of a pid file, it
1644 was always written to the default place.
1646 3. If the message "no IP address found for host xxxx" is generated during
1647 incoming verification, it is now followed by identification of the incoming
1648 connection (so you can more easily find what provoked it).
1650 4. Bug fix for Sieve filters: "stop" inside a block was not working properly.
1652 5. Added some features to "harden" Exim a bit more against certain attacks:
1654 (a) There is now a build-time option called FIXED_NEVER_USERS that can
1655 be put in Local/Makefile. This is like the never_users runtime option,
1656 but it cannot be overridden. The default setting is "root".
1658 (b) If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX is defined in Local/Makefile, it specifies a
1659 prefix string with which any file named in a -C command line option
1660 must start.
1662 (c) If ALT_CONFIG_ROOT_ONLY is defined in Local/Makefile, root privilege
1663 is retained for -C and -D only if the caller of Exim is root. Without
1664 it, the exim user may also use -C and -D and retain privilege.
1666 (d) If DISABLE_D_OPTION is defined in Local/Makefile, the use of the -D
1667 command line option is disabled.
1669 6. Macro names set by the -D option must start with an upper case letter, just
1670 like macro names defined in the configuration file.
1672 7. Added "dereference=" facility to LDAP.
1674 8. Two instances of the typo "uknown" in the source files are fixed.
1676 9. If a PERL_COMMAND setting in Local/Makefile was not at the start of a line,
1677 the Configure-Makefile script screwed up while processing it.
167910. Incorporated PCRE 4.4.
168111. The SMTP synchronization check was not operating right at the start of an
1682 SMTP session. For example, it could not catch a HELO sent before the client
1683 waited for the greeting. There is now a check for outstanding input at the
1684 point when the greeting is written. Because of the duplex, asynchronous
1685 nature of TCP/IP, it cannot be perfect - the incorrect input may be on its
1686 way, but not yet received, when the check is performed.
168812. Added tcp_nodelay to make it possible to turn of the setting of TCP_NODELAY
1689 on TCP/IP sockets, because this apparently causes some broken clients to
1690 timeout.
169213. Installed revised OS/Makefile-CYGWIN and OS/os.c-cygwin (the .h file was
1693 unchanged) from the Cygwin maintainer.
169514. The code for -bV that shows what is in the binary showed "mbx" when maildir
1696 was supported instead of testing for mbx. Effectively a typo.
169815. The spa authenticator server code was not checking that the input it
1699 received was valid base64.
170116. The debug output line for the "set" modifier in ACLs was not showing the
1702 name of the variable that was being set.
170417. Code tidy: the variable type "vtype_string" was never used. Removed it.
170618. Previously, a reference to $sender_host_name did not cause a DNS reverse
1707 lookup on its own. Something else was needed to trigger the lookup. For
1708 example, a match in host_lookup or the need for a host name in a host list.
1709 Now, if $sender_host_name is referenced and the host name has not yet been
1710 looked up, a lookup is performed. If the lookup fails, the variable remains
1711 empty, and $host_lookup_failed is set to "1".
171319. Added "eqi" as a case-independent comparison operator.
171520. The saslauthd authentication condition could segfault if neither service
1716 nor realm was specified.
171821. If an overflowing value such as "2048M" was set for message_size_limit, the
1719 error message that was logged was misleading, and incoming SMTP
1720 connections were dropped. The message is now more accurate, and temporary
1721 errors are given to SMTP connections.
172322. In some error situations (such as 21 above) Exim rejects all SMTP commands
1724 (except RSET) with a 421 error, until QUIT is received. However, it was
1725 failing to send a response to QUIT.
172723. The HELO ACL was being run before the code for helo_try_verify_hosts,
1728 which made it impossible to use "verify = helo" in the HELO ACL. The HELO
1729 ACL is now run after the helo_try_verify_hosts code.
173124. "{MD5}" and "{SHA1}" are now recognized as equivalent to "{md5"} and
1732 "{sha1}" in the "crypteq" expansion condition (in fact the comparison is
1733 case-independent, so other case variants are also recognized). Apparently
1734 some systems use these upper case variants.
173625. If more than two messages were waiting for the same host, and a transport
1737 filter was specified for the transport, Exim sent two messages over the
1738 same TCP/IP connection, and then failed with "socket operation on non-
1739 socket" when it tried to send the third.
174126. Added Exim::debug_write and Exim::log_write for embedded Perl use.
174327. The extern definition of crypt16() in expand.c was not being excluded when
1744 the OS had its own crypt16() function.
174628. Added bounce_return_body as a new option, and bounce_return_size_limit
1747 as a preferred synonym for return_size_limit, both as an option and as an
1748 expansion variable.
175029. Added LIBS=-liconv to OS/Makefile-OSF1.
175230. Changed the default configuration ACL to relax the local part checking rule
1753 for addresses that are not in any local domains. For these addresses,
1754 slashes and pipe symbols are allowed within local parts, but the sequence
1755 /../ is explicitly forbidden.
175731. SPA server authentication was not clearing the challenge buffer before
1758 using it.
176032. log_message in a "warn" ACL statement was writing to the reject log as
1761 well as to the main log, which contradicts the documentation and doesn't
1762 seem right (because no rejection is happening). So I have stopped it.
176433. Added Ard Biesheuvel's lookup code for accessing an Interbase database.
1765 However, I am unable to do any testing of this.
176734. Fixed an infelicity in the appendfile transport. When checking directories
1768 for a mailbox, to see if any needed to be created, it was accidentally
1769 using path names with one or more superfluous leading slashes; tracing
1770 would show up entries such as stat("///home/ph10", 0xFFBEEA48).
177235. If log_message is set on a "discard" verb in a MAIL or RCPT ACL, its
1773 contents are added to the log line that is written for every discarded
1774 recipient. (Previously a log_message setting was ignored.)
177636. The ${quote: operator now quotes the string if it is empty.
177837. The install script runs exim in order to find its version number. If for
1779 some reason other than non-existence or emptiness, which it checks, it
1780 could not run './exim', it was installing it with an empty version number,
1781 i.e. as "exim-". This error state is now caught, and the installation is
1782 aborted.
178438. An argument was missing from the function that creates an error message
1785 when Exim fails to connect to the socket for saslauthd authentication.
1786 This could cause Exim to crash, or give a corrupted message.
178839. Added isip, isip4, and isip6 to ${if conditions.
179040. The ACL variables $acl_xx are now saved with the message, and can be
1791 accessed later in routers, transports, and filters.
179341. The new lookup type nwildlsearch is like wildlsearch, except that the key
1794 strings in the file are not string-expanded.
179642. If a MAIL command specified a SIZE value that was too large to fit into an
1797 int variable, the check against message_size_limit failed. Such values are
1798 now forced to INT_MAX, which is around 2Gb for a 32-bit variable. Maybe one
1799 day this will have to be increased, but I don't think I want to be around
1800 when emails are that large.
1804Exim version 4.22
1807 1. Removed HAVE_ICONV=yes from OS/Makefile-FreeBSD, since it seems that
1808 iconv() is not standard in FreeBSD.
1810 2. Change 4.21/17 was buggy and could cause stack overwriting on a system with
1811 IPv6 enabled. The observed symptom was a segmentation fault on return from
1812 the function os_common_find_running_interfaces() in src/os.c.
1814 3. In the check_special_case() function in daemon.c I had used "errno" as an
1815 argument name, which causes warnings on some systems. This was basically a
1816 typo, since it was named "eno" in the comments!
1818 4. The code that waits for the clock to tick (at a resolution of some fraction
1819 of a second) so as to ensure message-id uniqueness was always waiting for
1820 at least one whole tick, when it could have waited for less. [This is
1821 almost certainly not relevant at current processor speeds, where it is
1822 unlikely to ever wait at all. But we try to future-proof.]
1824 5. The function that sleeps for a time interval that includes fractions of a
1825 second contained a race. It did not block SIGALRM between setting the
1826 timer, and suspending (a couple of lines later). If the interval was short
1827 and the sigsuspend() was delayed until after it had expired, the suspension
1828 never ended. On busy systems this could lead to processes getting stuck for
1829 ever.
1831 6. Some uncommon configurations may cause a lookup to happen in a queue runner
1832 process, before it forks any delivery processes. The open lookup caching
1833 mechanism meant that the open file or database connection was passed into
1834 the delivery process. The problem was that delivery processes always tidy
1835 up cached lookup data. This could cause a problem for the next delivery
1836 process started by the queue runner, because the external queue runner
1837 process does not know about the closure. So the next delivery process
1838 still has data in the lookup cache. In the case of a file lookup, there was
1839 no problem because closing a file descriptor in a subprocess doesn't affect
1840 the parent. However, if the lookup was caching a connection to a database,
1841 the connection was closed, and the second delivery process was likely to
1842 see errors such as "PGSQL: query failed: server closed the connection
1843 unexpectedly". The problem has been fixed by closing all cached lookups
1844 in a queue runner before running a delivery process.
1846 7. Compiler warning on Linux for the second argument of iconv(), which doesn't
1847 seem to have the "const" qualifier which it has on other OS. I've
1848 parameterised it.
1850 8. Change 4.21/2 was too strict. It is only if there are two authenticators
1851 *of the same type* (client or server) with the same public name that an
1852 error should be diagnosed.
1854 9. When Exim looked up a host name for an IP address, but failed to find the
1855 original IP address when looking up the host name (a safety check), it
1856 output the message "<ip address> does not match any IP for NULL", which was
1857 confusing, to say the least. The bug was that the host name should have
1858 appeared instead of "NULL".
186010. Since release 3.03, if Exim is called by a uid other than root or the Exim
1861 user that is built into the binary, and the -C or -D options is used, root
1862 privilege is dropped before the configuration file is read. In addition,
1863 logging is switched to stderr instead of the normal log files. If the
1864 configuration then re-defines the Exim user, the unprivileged environment
1865 is probably not what is expected, so Exim logs a panic warning message (but
1866 proceeds).
1868 However, if deliver_drop_privilege is set, the unprivileged state may well
1869 be exactly what is intended, so the warning has been cut out in that case,
1870 and Exim is allowed to try to write to its normal log files.
1873Exim version 4.21
1876 1. smtp_return_error_details was not giving details for temporary sender
1877 or receiver verification errors.
1879 2. Diagnose a configuration error if two authenticators have the same public
1880 name.
1882 3. Exim used not to create the message log file for a message until the first
1883 delivery attempt. This could be confusing when incoming messages were held
1884 for policy or load reasons. The message log file is now created at the time
1885 the message is received, and an initial "Received" line is written to it.
1887 4. The automatically generated man page for command line options had a minor
1888 bug that caused no ill effects; however, a more serious problem was that
1889 the procedure for building the man page automatically didn't always
1890 operate. Consequently, release 4.20 contains an out-of-date version. This
1891 shouldn't happen again.
1893 5. When building Exim with embedded Perl support, the script that builds the
1894 Makefile was calling 'perl' to find its compile-time parameters, ignoring
1895 any setting of PERL_COMMAND in Local/Makefile. This is now fixed.
1897 6. The freeze_tell option was not being used for messages that were frozen on
1898 arrival, either by an ACL or by local_scan().
1900 7. Added the smtp_incomplete_transaction log selector.
1902 8. After STARTTLS, Exim was not forgetting that it had advertised AUTH, so it
1903 was accepting AUTH without a new EHLO.
1905 9. Added tls_remember_esmtp to cope with YAEB. This allows AUTH and other
1906 ESMTP extensions after STARTTLS without a new EHLO, in contravention of the
1907 RFC.
190910. Logging of TCP/IP connections (when configured) now happens in the main
1910 daemon process instead of the child process, so that the TCP/IP connection
1911 count is more accurate (but it can never be perfect).
191311. The use of "drop" in a nested ACL was not being handled correctly in the
1914 outer ACL. Now, if condition failure induced by the nested "drop" causes
1915 the outer ACL verb to deny access ("accept" or "discard" after "endpass",
1916 or "require"), the connection is dropped.
191812. Similarly, "discard" in a nested ACL wasn't being handled. A nested ACL
1919 that yield "discard" can now be used with an "accept" or a "discard" verb,
1920 but an error is generated for any others (because I can't see a useful way
1921 to define what should happen).
192313. When an ACL is read dynamically from a file (or anywhere else), the lines
1924 are now processed in the same way as lines in the Exim configuration file.
1925 In particular, continuation lines are supported.
192714. Added the "dnslists = a.b.c!=n.n.n.n" feature.
192915. Added -ti meaning -t -i.
193116. Check for letters, digits, hyphens, and dots in the names of dnslist
1932 domains, and warn by logging if others are found.
193417. At least on BSD, alignment is not guarenteed for the array of ifreq's
1935 returned from GIFCONF when Exim is trying to find the list of interfaces on
1936 a host. The code in os.c has been modified to copy each ifreq to an aligned
1937 structure in all cases.
1939 Also, in some cases, the returned ifreq's were being copied to a 'struct
1940 ifreq' on the stack, which was subsequently passed to host_ntoa(). That
1941 means the last couple of bytes of an IPv6 address could be chopped if the
1942 ifreq contained only a normal sockaddr (14 bytes storage).
194418. Named domain lists were not supported in the hosts_treat_as_local option.
1945 An entry such as +xxxx was not recognized, and was treated as a literal
1946 domain name.
194819. Ensure that header lines added by a DATA ACL are included in the reject log
1949 if the ACL subsequently rejects the message.
195120. Upgrade the utility script to use Digest::MD5 instead of just
1952 MD5 (which is deprecated).
195421. When testing a filter file using -bf, Exim was writing a message when it
1955 took the sender from a "From " line in the message, but it was not doing so
1956 when it took $return_path from a Return-Path: header line. It now does.
195822. If the contents of a "message" modifier for a "warn" ACL verb do not begin
1959 with a valid header line field name (a series of printing characters
1960 terminated by a colon, Exim now inserts X-ACL-Warn: at the beginning.
196223. Changed "disc" in the source to "disk" to conform to the documentation and
1963 the book and for uniformity.
196524. Ignore Sendmail's -Ooption=value command line item.
196725. When execve() failed while trying to run a command in a pipe transport,
1968 Exim was returning EX_UNAVAILBLE (69) from the subprocess. However, this
1969 could be confused with a return value of 69 from the command itself. This
1970 has been changed to 127, the value the shell returns if it is asked to run
1971 a non-existent command. The wording for the related log line suggests a
1972 non-existent command as the problem.
197426. If received_header_text expands to an empty string, do not add a Received:
1975 header line to the message. (Well, it adds a token one on the spool, but
1976 marks it "old" so that it doesn't get used or transmitted.)
197827. Installed eximstats 1.28 (addition of -nt option).
198028. There was no check for failure on the call to getsockname() in the daemon
1981 code. This can fail if there is a shortage of resources on the system, with
1982 ENOMEM, for example. A temporary error is now given on failure.
198429. Contrary to the C standard, it seems that in some environments, the
1985 equivalent of setlocale(LC_ALL, "C") is not obeyed at the start of a C
1986 program. Exim now does this explicitly; it affects the formatting of
1987 timestamps using strftime().
198930. If exiqsumm was given junk data, it threw up some uninitialized variable
1990 complaints. I've now initialized all the variables, to avoid this.
199232. Header lines added by a system filter were not being "seen" during
1993 transport-time rewrites.
199533. The info_callback() function passed to OpenSSL is set up with type void
1996 (*)(SSL *, int, int), as described somewhere. However, when calling the
1997 function (actually a macro) that sets it up, the type void(*)() is
1998 expected. I've put in a cast to prevent warnings from picky compilers.
200034. If a DNS black list lookup found a CNAME record, but there were no A
2001 records associated with the domain it pointed at, Exim crashed.
200335. If a DNS black list lookup returned more than one A record, Exim ignored
2004 all but the first. It now scans all returned addresses if a particular IP
2005 value is being sought. In this situation, the contents of the
2006 $dnslist_value variable are a list of all the addresses, separated by a
2007 comma and a space.
200936. Tightened up the rules for host name lookups using reverse DNS. Exim used
2010 to accept a host name and all its aliases if the forward lookup for any of
2011 them yielded the IP address of the incoming connection. Now it accepts only
2012 those names whose forward lookup yields the correct IP address. Any other
2013 names are discarded. This closes a loophole whereby a rogue DNS
2014 administrator could create reverse DNS records to break through a
2015 wildcarded host restriction in an ACL.
201737. If a user filter or a system filter that ran in a subprocess used any of
2018 the numerical variables ($1, $2 etc), or $thisaddress, in a pipe command,
2019 the wrong values were passed to the pipe command ($thisaddress had the
2020 value of $0, $0 had the value of $1, etc). This bug was introduced by
2021 change 4.11/101, and not discovered because I wrote an inadequate test. :-(
202338. Improved the line breaking for long SMTP error messages from ACLs.
2024 Previously, if there was no break point between 40 and 75 characters, Exim
2025 left the rest of the message alone. Two changes have been made: (a) I've
2026 reduced the minimum length to 35 characters; (b) if it can't find a break
2027 point between 35 and 75 characters, it looks ahead and uses the first one
2028 that it finds. This may give the occasional overlong line, but at least the
2029 remaining text gets split now.
203139. Change 82 of 4.11 was unimaginative. It assumed the limit on the number of
2032 file descriptors might be low, and that setting 1000 would always raise it.
2033 It turns out that in some environments, the limit is already over 1000 and
2034 that lowering it causes trouble. So now Exim takes care not to decrease it.
203640. When delivering a message, the value of $return_path is set to $sender_
2037 address at the start of routing (routers may change the value). By an
2038 oversight, this default was not being set up when an address was tested by
2039 -bt or -bv, which affected the outcome if any router or filter referred to
2040 $return_path.
204241. The idea of the "warn" ACL verb is that it adds a header or writes to the
2043 log only when "message" or "log_message" are set. However, if one of the
2044 conditions was an address verification, or a call to a nested ACL, the
2045 messages generated by the underlying test were being passed through. This
2046 no longer happens. The underlying message is available in $acl_verify_
2047 message for both "message" and "log_message" expansions, so it can be
2048 passed through if needed.
205042. Added RFC 2047 interpretation of header lines for $h_ expansions, with a
2051 new expansion $bh_ to give the encoded byte string without charset
2052 translation. Translation happens only if iconv() is available; HAVE_ICONV
2053 indicates this at build time. HEADERS_CHARSET gives the charset to
2054 translate to; headers_charset can change it in the configuration, and
2055 "headers charset" can change it in an individual filter file.
205743. Now that we have a default RFC 2047 charset (see above), the code in Exim
2058 that creates RFC 2047 encoded "words" labels them as that charset instead
2059 of always using iso-8859-1. The cases are (i) the explicit ${rfc2047:
2060 expansion operator; (ii) when Exim creates a From: line for a local
2061 message; (iii) when a header line is rewritten to include a "phrase" part.
206344. Nasty bug in exiqsumm: the regex to skip already-delivered addresses was
2064 buggy, causing it to skip the first lines of messages whose message ID
2065 ended in 'D'. This would not have bitten before Exim release 4.14, because
2066 message IDs were unlikely to end in 'D' before then. The effect was to have
2067 incorrect size information for certain domains.
206945. #include "config.h" was missing at the start of the crypt16.c module. This
2070 caused trouble on Tru64 (aka OSF1) systems, because HAVE_CRYPT16 was not
2071 noticed.
207346. If there was a timeout during a "random" callout check, Exim treated it as
2074 a failure of the random address, and carried on sending RSET and the real
2075 address. If the delay was just some slowness somewhere, the response to the
2076 original RCPT would be taken as a response to RSET and so on, causing
2077 mayhem of various kinds.
207947. Change 50 for 4.20 was a heap of junk. I don't know what I was thinking
2080 when I implemented it. It didn't allow for the fact that some option values
2081 may legitimatetly be negative (e.g. size_addition), and it didn't even do
2082 the right test for positive values.
208448. Domain names in DNS records are case-independent. Exim always looks them up
2085 in lower case. Some resolvers return domain names in exactly the case they
2086 appear in the zone file, that is, they may contain uppercase letters. Not
2087 all resolvers do this - some return always lower case. Exim was treating a
2088 change of case by a resolver as a change of domain, similar to a widening
2089 of a domain abbreviation. This triggered its re-routing code and so it was
2090 trying to route what was effectively the same domain again. This normally
2091 caused routing to fail (because the router wouldn't handle the domain
2092 twice). Now Exim checks for this case specially, and just changes the
2093 casing of the domain that it ultimately uses when it transmits the message
2094 envelope.
209649. Added Sieve (RFC 3028) support, courtesy of Michael Haardt's contributed
2097 module.
209950. If a filter generated a file delivery with a non-absolute name (possible if
2100 no home directory exists for the router), the forbid_file option was not
2101 forbidding it.
210351. Added '&' feature to dnslists, to provide bit mask matching in addition to
2104 the existing equality matching.
210652. Exim was using ints instead of ino_t variables in some places where it was
2107 dealing with inode numbers.
210953. If TMPDIR is defined in Local/Makefile (default in src/EDITME is
2110 TMPDIR="/tmp"), Exim checks for the presence of an environment variable
2111 called TMPDIR, and if it finds it is different, it changes its value.
211354. The smtp_printf() function is now made available to local_scan() so
2114 additional output lines can be written before returning. There is also an
2115 smtp_fflush() function to enable the detection of a dropped connection.
2116 The variables smtp_input and smtp_batched_input are exported to
2117 local_scan().
211955. Changed the default runtime configuration: the message "Unknown user"
2120 has been removed from the ACL, and instead placed on the localuser router,
2121 using the cannot_route_message feature. This means that any verification
2122 failures that generate their own messages won't get overridden. Similarly,
2123 the "Unrouteable address" message that was in the ACL for unverifiable
2124 relay addresses has also been removed.
212656. Added hosts_avoid_esmtp to the smtp transport.
212857. The exicyclog script was not checking for the esoteric option
2129 CONFIGURE_FILE_USE_EUID in the Local/Makefile. It now does this, but it
2130 will work only if exicyclog is run under the appropriate euid.
213258. Following a discussion on the list, the rules by which Exim recognises line
2133 endings on incoming messages have been changed. The -dropcr and drop_cr
2134 options are now no-ops, retained only for backwards compatibility. The
2135 following line terminators are recognized: LF CRLF CR. However, special
2136 processing applies to CR:
2138 (i) The sequence CR . CR does *not* terminate an incoming SMTP message,
2139 nor a local message in the state where . is a terminator.
2141 (ii) If a bare CR is encountered in a header line, an extra space is added
2142 after the line terminator so as not to end the header. The reasoning
2143 behind this is that bare CRs in header lines are most likely either
2144 to be mistakes, or people trying to play silly games.
214659. The size of a message, as listed by "-bp" or in the Exim monitor window,
2147 was being incorrectly given as 18 bytes larger than it should have been.
2148 This is a VOB (very old bug).
215060. This may never have affected anything current, but just in case it has:
2151 When the local host is found other than at the start of a list of hosts,
2152 the local host, those with the same MX, and any that follow, are discarded.
2153 When the list in question was part of a longer list of hosts, the following
2154 hosts (not currently being processed) were also being discarded. This no
2155 longer happens. I'm not sure if this situation could ever has previously
2156 arisen.
215861. Added the "/MX" feature to lists of hosts in the manualroute and query
2159 program routers.
216162. Whenever Exim generates a new message, it now adds an Auto-Submitted:
2162 header. This is something that is recommended in a new Internet Draft, and
2163 is something that is documented as being done by Sendmail. There are two
2164 possible values. For messages generated by the autoreply transport, Exim
2165 adds:
2167 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
2169 whereas for all other generated messages (e.g. bounces) it adds
2171 Auto-Submitted: auto-generated
217363. The "personal" condition in filters now includes a test for the
2174 Auto-Submitted: header. If it contains the string "auto-" the message it
2175 not considered personal.
217764. Added rcpt_include_affixes as a generic transport option.
217965. Added queue_only_override (default true).
218166. Added the syslog_duplication option.
218367. If what should have been the first header line of a message consisted of
2184 a space followed by a colon, Exim was mis-interpreting it as a header line.
2185 It isn't of course - it is syntactically invalid and should therefore be
2186 treated as the start of the message body. The misbehaviour could have
2187 caused a number of strange effects, including loss of data in subsequent
2188 header lines, and spool format errors.
219068. Formerly, the AUTH parameter on a MAIL command was trusted only if the
2191 client host had authenticated. This control can now be exercised by an ACL
2192 for more flexibility.
219469. By default, callouts do not happen when testing with -bh. There is now a
2195 variant, -bhc, which does actually run the callout code, including
2196 consulting and updating the callout cache.
219870. Added support for saslauthd authentication, courtesy of Alexander
2199 Sabourenkov.
220171. If statvfs() failed on the spool or log directories while checking their
2202 size for availability, Exim confusingly gave the error "space shortage".
2203 Furthermore, in debugging mode it crashed with a floating point exception.
2204 These checks are done if check_{spool,log}_{space,inodes} are set, and when
2205 an SMTP message arrives with SIZE= on the MAIL command. As this is a really
2206 serious problem, Exim now writes to the main and panic logs when this
2207 happens, with details of the failure. It then refuses to accept the
2208 incoming message, giving the message "spool directory problem" or "log
2209 directory problem" with a 421 code for SMTP messages.
221172. When Exim is about to re-exec itself, it ensures that the file descriptors
2212 0, 1, and 2 exist, because some OS complain for execs without them (see
2213 ChangeLog 4.05/30). If necessary, Exim opens /dev/null to use for these
2214 descriptors. However, the code omitted to check that the open succeeded,
2215 causing mysterious errors if for some reason the permissions on /dev/null
2216 got screwed. Now Exim writes a message to the main and panic logs, and
2217 bombs out if it can't open /dev/null.
221973. Re-vamped the way daemon_smtp_port, local_interfaces, and -oX work and
2220 interact so that it is all more flexible. It is supposed to remain
2221 backwards compatible. Also added extra_local_interfaces.
222374. Invalid data sent to a SPA (NTLM) server authenticator could cause the code
2224 to bomb out with an assertion failure - to the client this appears as a
2225 connection drop. This problem occurs in the part of the code that was taken
2226 from the Samba project. Fortunately, the assertion is in a very simple
2227 function, so I have fixed this by reproducing the function inline in the
2228 one place where it is called, and arranging for authentication to fail
2229 instead of killing the process with assert().
223175. The SPA client code was not working when the server requested OEM rather
2232 than Unicode encoding.
223476. Added code to make require_files with a specific uid setting more usable in
2235 the case where statting the file as root fails - usually a non-root-mounted
2236 NFS file system. When this happens and the failure is EACCES, Exim now
2237 forks a subprocess and does the per-uid checking as the relevant uid.
223977. Added process_log_path.
224178. If log_file_path was not explicitly set, a setting of check_log_space or
2242 check_log_inodes was ignored.
224479. If a space check for the spool or log partitions fails, the incident is now
2245 logged. Of course, in the latter case the data may get lost...
224780. Added the %p formatting code to string_format() so that it can be used to
2248 print addresses in debug_print(). Adjusted all the address printing in the
2249 debugging in store.c to use %p rather than %d.
225181. There was a concern that a line of code in smtp_in.c could overflow a
2252 buffer if a HELO/EHLO command was given followed by 500 or so spaces. As
2253 initially expressed, the concern was not well-founded, because trailing
2254 spaces are removed early. However, if the trailing spaces were followed by
2255 a NULL, they did not get removed, so the overflow was possible. Two fixes
2256 were applied:
2258 (a) I re-wrote the offending code in a cleaner fashion.
2259 (b) If an incoming SMTP command contains a NULL character, it is rejected
2260 as invalid.
226282. When Exim changes uid/gid to the Exim user at daemon start time, it now
2263 runs initgroups(), so that if the Exim user is in any additional groups,
2264 they will be used during message reception.
2267Exim version 4.20
2270The change log for 4.20 and earlier releases has been archived.